'll actually even get a different color. they'll go from the light light yellow all the way to the solid browns. when they're completely solid brown, the weight difference is just enormous. but you can tell they're featherweight at this point. you can actually hear the seeds on them. at this point you can simply peel and discover your luffa that's hiding on the inside. >> well, they clearly like deanne, because she is growing about 3,000-4,000 luffas here a year. and what started out as a part-time hobby has turned into a full-time job, thanks in part to the continued interest leveof visitors who, like me, were aloof to luffas before meeting deanne. >> wow. not a question. most of their expression is, "wow, i never knew." when they find out, number one, that we're not going to the ocean. number 2, they're not growing in big water baths. most people when you say the word "sponge," mainly because of spongebob being around on tv, most people you say the word "sponge," they automatically go the ocean. >> the girls at the spa said you don't even have to put any lotion or anything on that. >> no. no.